“Once we’re able to get everyone on the same page, now you have people coming in here who can bring great ideas to the table,” said Marrone. “You want a collaborative effort, especially when you’re dealing with younger players on the offensive side of the ball. I think it’s going to be a great benefit for us adding those two coaches to our offensive staff.”
Martin’s case has prompted the NFL to strengthen its workplace environment standards, which is such a good thing. Sure, the locker room is a sanctuary for players, but it is still a place of work — and sports teams, in the NFL and beyond, are not exempt from federal workplace laws that provide legal protection from harassment and discrimination.
Philbin is the head coach of an NFL team, one of the 32 most coveted and powerful jobs in all of football. And football coaches are notoriously obsessive about knowing everything there is to know about their teams. If Philbin didn’t know what was happened under his nose, then Salguero may be right. The job of an NFL head coach may be too big for Philbin.
Robert K. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots and a member of the compensation committee, added: “It’s competitive with what is happening in major American corporations. Given the complexity of his job and reach of it, I think he’s worth it.”